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  1. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    Yes, yes, I know Albania is a country. I guess I put it in quotes to make it sound more far fetched that I would ever sell there. Wag the Dog was a great movie... or is it a documentary? I am mostly US, UK, CA and AUS. But if I remove extra countries, they are just going to use whatever is left. Wish I could ban them by Tax ID like John did.
  2. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    The fake customers all have stupid names, I never do business in "Albania" or Russia, and also, I have an extra field on my create account page "how did you find us" and the bot scripts never fill that one out, but everyone else does. So those accounts are obvious. What I am noticing today though is that they are using many different IPs and the list of banned addresses is going to get quite long by the looks of it. I will say, your Honeypot contribution has about halved the amount of accounts, thank you very much.
  3. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    Thank you, I will do that! Then I could ban every IP I receive.
  4. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    I am not getting many honeypot warning emails so I suspect they are using separate IPs. I had fewer accounts this morning about 12 instead of 35 but they just made another few this last hour. I've blocked several IP ranges and a long list (shown above) but they are still coming.
  5. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    My site doesn't use the company field.
  6. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    This morning I am still fighting these accounts, after supposedly blocking all Russian Federation, they are still getting through. Crazy! I got the latest IPs and have blocked those too. Haven't had time to install view counter yet, it looks somewhat daunting. How does view counter block the IPs vs. the .htaccess?
  7. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    p.s. I haven't noticed a slowdown on the site yet but I don't have a very high traffic clientele.
  8. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    Will install view counter then, thanks.
  9. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    Here's a handy page where one can generate all the IPs from certain countries in order to deny them using the .htaccess in the root publicHTML directory. https://www.ip2location.com/free/visitor-blocker The list can change monthly they say so it should regularly be updated. Attached are three files with the IPs for Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Romania. Godspeed! cidr-42ad401531138b251c776d4a9828caf2.txt cidr-4aa923a7c7b7b7a7b89b93619d5d023d.txt cidr-d930123d5118f7c9667ade610b0f7a20.txt
  10. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    So then I am going to set the minimum amount of time to something like 4 hours which should atleast keep them at bay!
  11. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    Hi Jack Thanks a million for this. Does the honeypot addon block their ip or their email address when repeated attempts are made? Looks like email I think? Could it be made to block repeated attempts from the specific IP? Or is there a bad reason for that?
  12. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    Installed the honeypot yesterday and it worked for most of the day until I woke up this morning to 20 fake accounts, and 20 emails from honeypot stating someone had tried too many times to create accounts - thankfully the honeypot gave me the IP address, which were all the same, so I banned them, but they're back again already. Did I do something wrong or is this just the way it is? It's getting worse!
  13. fiodh

    HoneyPot Captcha

    Just installed this on my two responsive bootstrap sites and it's working great. Thanks a million for all your work, Jack!
  14. fiodh

    A new danger?

    Thanks very much, I will have a go at that.
  15. fiodh

    A new danger?

    I take that back, it hasn't worked yet, not sure I got it installed properly. Will keep trying.
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